#1
so i want to cut an extra cutaway in the pickup selector area of my LP. the round non cutaway part, i want to cut a piece out.
THE PROBLEM: the selector switch hole is placed near where i want to cut, now you may think, "just cut above it, duh" but (and this is the real question) if i cut above the selector switch hole, will there be enough wood in between the hole and the cutaway? or will i need to fill it with wood, then cut through that?
im rather confused, :S mucho gracias amigos
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#3
yeah i know, i was planning to anyways, im also gonna bevel some stuff, and shave a few places and what not but if i was to fill it with wood, how would i do so?
-Gibson SG Faded
-Ibanez RG5EX1L
-Custom Upside-Down Strat
-Modded Epiphone LP
-Fender Acoustic
*Marshall DSL15H
>Ibanez TS9
>MXR Micro Flanger
>Boss TU-3
>Danelectro Vibe
>Guyatone ST-2 Comrpessor
#5
but the hole has an inch wide diameter. approx.
and its at least an inch deep. is wood filler adequate for the size of this hole?
-Gibson SG Faded
-Ibanez RG5EX1L
-Custom Upside-Down Strat
-Modded Epiphone LP
-Fender Acoustic
*Marshall DSL15H
>Ibanez TS9
>MXR Micro Flanger
>Boss TU-3
>Danelectro Vibe
>Guyatone ST-2 Comrpessor
#6
no. you would have to glue in a new piece of wood. you should always avoid wood filler if you can anyway, because it will shrink in the hole which can screw up the finish on the guitar.
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#7
Quote by AngusJimiKeith
no. you would have to glue in a new piece of wood. you should always avoid wood filler if you can anyway, because most will shrink in the hole which can screw up the finish on the guitar.


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Fill the hole with wood as said. If it's a perfect circle, buy a wooden dowel to fill it with.
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#8
Quote by metalwarrior40
If it's a perfect circle, buy a wooden dowel to fill it with.

...and if it's not- just drill it a little larger, which will also get rid of the lip for the switch cavity cover.
#9
k cool, thanks
also, how do i get the little plastic thing around the switch on the top of the body that says "Neck" "Bridge"
-Gibson SG Faded
-Ibanez RG5EX1L
-Custom Upside-Down Strat
-Modded Epiphone LP
-Fender Acoustic
*Marshall DSL15H
>Ibanez TS9
>MXR Micro Flanger
>Boss TU-3
>Danelectro Vibe
>Guyatone ST-2 Comrpessor
#10
^Unscrew the nut and washer and pray to the sweet, merciful lord up above that you have one of the ones that aren't glued on.
#11
If it's glued on, use your pick to wedge it underneath and pull it off, like i did. The scratches are hardly noticeable, anyway, but seeing as you're refinishing you could use a razorblade if you were so inclined.
#12
Quote by Dr.Tong
yeah i know, i was planning to anyways, im also gonna bevel some stuff, and shave a few places and what not but if i was to fill it with wood, how would i do so?


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